Yep, that’s right, I said 2nd birthday. Are you as shocked as me?! I have a 2 year old?! How is this possible?
My little baby is all grown up, but I have to admit, as crazy as it sounds, from the age of 18+ months, this has been my favourite age so far. And it’s only getting better.
Yes, I know, as soon as he turns 2 the tantrums will start. Well, we’ve been having those for a while now and I just sit back and smile and wait until it’s over. I have recently noticed him getting a little pushy too. He doesn’t like other kids playing with his toys and he’s becoming rather bossy. (I wonder where he gets thats from? 😉 )
Actually thats’s not fair. He’s very good at sharing. He even says ‘share’ when he gives you something. Obviously if he’s having an off day (like today) he will shout “No Marnie!” when she picks up something he’s not even playing with because it’s “Jaxsix’s” and not hers. Yes, he calls himself Jaxsix – cutest thing ever.
As much as I miss having my little bundle of joy, I am absolutely loving life with a toddler. He has the best sense of humour you will ever see in a 2 year old. He’s kind and caring, and still a sensitive soul. He loves his grandparents and cousins, and of course, Auntie Teevee (Stevie) and Uncle Dom Dom.
Apologies for the mammoth intro, I know this is just a wish list, but it’s my first post about Lamb turning 2!
Let’s crack on.
It’s taken some convincing, but Daddy Lamb has finally agreed to letting me buy Lamb a kitchen for his birthday. He was a little resistant due to the lack of space we have in our house, but I explained Lamb loves playing with his cousins and the ones at nursery and playgroup, so I finally got him to agree, and we have chosen this one from IKEA. For only £65 I think it’s a bargain and not too big for our little house. They also have lots of accessories to go with it.
Both Mummy Bear and myself are big fans of Melissa and Doug products. Lamb has a had a few things in the past like wooden puzzles and colouring pads. There is a huge selection available on Amazon, I could buy everything!! Here are a couple of things I’ve found that I think Lamb would love for his 2nd Birthday.
With a love for all things dinosaur I obviously have to get him these amazing stamps. Lamb is really into colouring and painting at the mo, but I’m not always in the mood to get the aprons and tablecloths out, so a stamp set would be the perfect compromise. This is something he could do by himself sat at his little table and chairs, rather than in his high chair at the dining room table.
Lamb is obsessed with stickers. I mean really obsessed. You will find stickers everywhere in our house. On Lambs jumper, sometimes on his face. On the carpets, on the bottom of my slippers. Everywhere! But, oh look, I’ve found some reusable stickers for him to play with. Yippee!
Lamb is slowly learning his numbers. He loves to count, but just says 2! So this clock puzzle would be a great tool for us to start teaching him some more numbers. He’s really good at shapes and colours, so I’m hoping we can say things like ‘triangle number 3’ to teach him. Plus when he’s a little older we can start teaching him time!
Anyone else have a toddler who wants to help do the hoovering? So cute, but so annoying! It takes me so long to hoover! Here is my solution. Buy him his own hoover! Of course it has to be this Dyson one. Only the best for my Lamb 😉 He’s had a little cleaning set from ELC before, but he was too young and he wasn’t able to push it. Daddy Lamb decided it was going to charity because it was getting in the way, but I definitely think this one will get some use if we decide to buy it for him.
Lamb has been going to a new toddler group recently, with his 3 best Friends, Baby Bear, Sophia and Joshy. One thing he’s has mastered while there is how to climb and go down the slide by himself, and he loves it! I’m a bit protective over him as he has never been very confident with climbing etc so I’m always there to catch him if he gets a bit wobbly. This slide from Little Tikes is the one we would get. The tall handles at the top of the ladder means he has something sturdy to grab when he’s pulling himself up. It collapses for easy storage too which means it can be put away in the winter and won’t get too grubby.
Little Lamb love the shapes from Mister Maker. He literally screams “shapes!” over and over when he sees them. These squirting bath toys are perfect for him! Not only does he love the bath, but he’s loves squirting toys (you can see our review on his H&A squirting ducks here), and he loves the shapes, so I’ve got a feeling he will be super excited when he opens these.
Like probably every other 2 year old in the world, Lamb loves the Gruffolo. I am trying to do a lot more interactive activities with him, like arts & crafts and baking. This Gruffalo baking set is so cute. It comes with a wipe clean apron and cookie cutters (not dishwasher safe grrrr) and the drawstring bag. It says for ages 4+ years, but I still think he will enjoying using the cutters with a little help from mummy.
I could go on and on with this wish list. Lamb loves so many different characters and activities. We don’t want to make the same mistake as we have for his 1st birthday and Christmases and buy too much. He doesn’t care whether he’s gets one or 100 presents as long as we buy him something we know he will genuinely love! I honestly think if we only bought him the Shapes bath toys he’d be happy.
I’m going to write a clothing wish list too as I have a list as long as my arm of things I want to get him. I’m not too sure about wrapping clothes up for him to open. After what we experienced at Christmas I’ll think it would be better to avoid clothes. Let’s just say there were tears and throwing, and the word ‘more’ a lot.
I still can’t believe Lamb is turning 2 next month. I’m so excited.
You can read about his 1st birthday here.
What did you buy for your little ones 2nd birthday?